Stephen Hough's French Album ()

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composed by Cécile Chaminade, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Claude Debussy, Emmanuel Chabrier, Francis Poulenc, Franz Liszt, Gabriel Fauré, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jules Massenet, Léo Delibes, Maurice Ravel

One of the most imaginative pianists of his generation, Stephen Hough has recorded music across the spectrum, from the great concertos to character sketches, and he has often presented them on albums with appealing themes. In the case of Stephen Hough's French Album, he plays a selection of short pieces by Romantic and modern composers, including Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Emmanuel Chabrier, Jules Massenet, Francis Poulenc, Cécile Chaminade, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Claude Debussy, and Léo Delibes. The roster requires ...

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  1. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
  2. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Arioso
  3. Nocturne for piano No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 63
  4. Improvisation for piano in C sharp minor (Huit pièces brèves), Op. 84/5
  5. Impromptu for piano No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 102
  6. Barcarolle for piano No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66
  7. Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra, M. 43/4
  8. Crépuscule: Comme un rideau sous la blancheur, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
  9. Pièces pittoresques (10), for piano: Mélancolie
  10. Mélancolie, for piano, FP 105
  11. Nocturne No. 4 for piano in C minor ("Bal fantôme"), FP 56/4
  12. Improvisation No. 8 for piano in A minor (Presto), FP 63/8
  13. Etudes de concert, for piano, Op. 35: No. 2 Automne
  14. Chanson de la Folle Au Bord de la Mer, prelude for piano in A flat minor (Préludes dans tous les tons majeurs No. 8), Op. 31/8
  15. Clair de lune, for piano (Suite Bergamasque No. 3), L. 82/3 (75/3)
  16. Sylvia, suite from the ballet: Pizzicati
  17. Réminiscences de La Juive, for piano, S. 409a (LW A20) (after Halévy)
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Stephen Hough's French Album
2012, Hyperion

UPC: 034571178905


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